I see this house every day when I’m walking Rocket-dog. I always think it looks like Father Ted’s house, I can almost hear Mrs. Doyle ‘go wan, go wan, go wan’.
This was my car windscreen this morning. After I did my Jedward (ice, ice baby) impression I got to work with the can of de-icer and cleared it. Roll on summer I say, although I do like the feathery patterns.
I had one of my photo’s published in a magazine! That’s very exciting for me, it was for a magazine in Taiwan. They asked my permission to use a photo I took of Lissadell House and then sent me a copy of the magazine. I can’t read it, but it’s great to have!
It’s been fun and games here over the last couple of days. Christine, Andy’s car, was sold on Sunday. We were just going to have the one car. Then Andy started looking on the internet and saw an Opel Corsa for sale. So off we went yesterday to have a look.
We turned up and saw the car. We were having a good old look around it and inside it through the windows. Then I said to Andy I thought it had a different number plate. You’ll never guess we were looking at the wrong bloody car!! The one for sale was around the corner, same colour, year, make everything! I’m just glad we didn’t get arrested.
We then went to look at the ‘real’ car. Andy took it for a test drive and thought it was grand for its age but wasn’t too bothered. Then the guy (he was like an Indian Del Boy) knocked 200 quid off the price so Andy bought it. The car smells of a curry house so has now been christened Javinda!
Well we still have snow and ice. I was getting fairly sick of traipsing down to the local shop and trying to carry the shopping back home again. Enough people drove passed me but not one person stopped to offer me a lift…..community spirit my arse. Anyway enough of my moaning.
I put an order through to Tesco on Monday and it arrived today. It was like Christmas. As you can see from the photo all the essentials were ordered
Onto other news. This little fella arrived at our house:
Exactly a year since our old ginger Tom Yorkie went missing.
Yes we are still snowed in. It doesn’t look too bad from this photo but under the snow is ice and it’s very slippy.
Lucy’s school was shut again today, just as well because I wouldn’t have been happy letting her go. Even in Sligo town it seems to be very icy, several roads are closed due to the ice.
My mum got her delivery of shopping from Tesco today and she was really pleased about that. Hopefully we’ll get ours on Thursday.
I won a competition on twitter on Friday from the Carphone warehouse. It’s a cool phone The delivery driver arrived this evening and I was in the kitchen and didn’t hear him. So he tapped on Jono’s window and scared the bejaysus out of him!
Well we are still snowed in. It doesn’t look too bad in this photo, but the roads and pavements are like ice. If you click here you will see Coolaney village pavements. I had to walk to the local shop as we were starting to run out of everything. I tried to place an order with a well known supermarket but they can’t get to us until Thursday (and that’s if they get here).
Even the poor dog has got ‘cabin fever’. I keep expecting him to run around the house like Jack Nicholson from The Shining shouting ‘Here’s doggy!’ Luckily Lucy’s school was closed today so I didn’t have to attempt to drive…..although it would be more of a slide then a drive. I heard that five gritters came off the road yesterday in Donegal.
When I was in the village I met the postman who gave me a lovely wrapped up present from Barry’s Tea.
It’s a tin of tea bags, which will come in handy. I told them our ‘Golden Moment’ which was last year when Andy and Jono came home from hospital and Lucy came home from her nan’s just in time for Christmas.
Have a listen to this Barry’s Tea Christmas radio advert:
Well as you can see we have snow in Sligo. I’m not a big fan of the snow. It’s lovely to look at but no fun when you have to drive in it and gritters appear to be a rare occurance in our neck of the woods. Still it does make for some nice photos.
I had to go to a parent teacher meeting on Friday at Lucy’s school. I usually go into my ‘we’re not worthy mode’ and shuffle into the room making no eye contact. I did OK this time though (I think). The parent teacher meetings consist of all the teachers sitting around the edge of the room and the parents sitting on benches in the middle of the room. When there is a ‘vacancy’ with a teacher it’s a mad rush of parents to see who can get there first!
Anyway I’m delighted with the reports I got about Lucy. They all said she is doing really well and most importantly they said what a polite, well mannered girl she is. So well done to Lucy We are very proud.
I don’t know about needles and pins, it should be potholes and craters, the roads are getting worse despite the loose stones the council put in the holes. In one place part of the road was sticking up, I’m worried about poor old Bertie getting a puncture.
Anyway Lucy went back to school today. I hate the school run, it’s more difficult as I have to whizz her into school and then come back again to look after the patients. Roll on the summer holidays I say.
I got a message this evening from one of my readers to say she is going to nominate me for the best photo blog in the Irish Blog Awards I know I don’t stand a chance but I’m delighted all the same
With all this talk about awards and weather I almost forgot to tell you. I’ve been having really weird dreams since the new year. Most nights they are nightmares and I wake up in an awful state, but last night for some really odd reason Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall was trying to teach me how to play the banjo! Mad!
The photo doesn’t really have anything to do with the blog, but I think it’s a cute pic. It was taken in Tullyboy Farm before Christmas.
Today I managed to get into Sligo town. I haven’t been there for a month! So I had some bills to pay and wanted to go to the library. I also thought I might see something nice in the sales…….what sales! I came home with nothing!
Anyway the kids came in with me. Andy is still laid up in bed. It was Jono’s first time out since his operation. Our drive and lane is still very icy so we had to take care getting to the main road, but once there it was fine. Except the road to Collooney is now full of potholes due to the snow and ice. The workmen were putting chippings in the holes but it’s not helping much, now there are just stones everywhere.
Jono was looking forward to a KFC so we went there for lunch. It was bloody freezing in there though, I don’t think they have any heating on. Anyway it didn’t stop him enjoying his Big Daddy Meal.